Profile of Inspector General of Police

17. Police General

A K M Shahidul Hoque bpm, ppm hailed from Shariatpur district. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of Dhaka. He also did LLB under DU and obtained MBA from a private university. He joined Police Service in 1986 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police.

In his career, Mr. Hoque held many important commanding positions, which include Police Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, DIG Chittagong Range, DIG Rajshahi Range, DIG (Finance and Development), Police Headquarters, SP Sirajganj, Chittagong, Moulvibazar and Chandpur. Before promoted to IGP he was Additional IGP (Administration and Operations) at the status of Secretary of Bangladesh Police.

He was awarded Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM) and also Presidential Police Medal (PPM) for his extraordinary and exemplary performance.

Mr. Hoque has served in three UN Peace Keeping Missions in Cambodia, Angola and Sudan and awarded UN Peace Medal for his outstanding performance.

He took pragmatic initiative with new dimensions to make Community Policing philosophy as an effective tool of crime prevention in all his jurisdictions he served. He is playing a pioneer role for implementing Community Policing all over the country.

He is the author of different books like:1. Police and Community with Concept of Community Policing, 2. Community Policing Ki abong Keno 3. Bangladesh Police Surgrontho 4. Community Policing Concept, Aims and Objectives and 5. Bangladesh Police Hand Book etc.